5 en noviembre 10, 2013
By far, this is the best Bed and Breakfast I have the privilege to be a guest. Gary and Connie are the nicest people, natural innkeepers in that they are friendly, welcoming, and sincere in making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. They do treat you like family! The food is delicious!! My friends, who are like sisters to me, from my church, spent the weekend with me at the Inn to help celebrate my birthday and we are already making plans to go back next year to do it all over again!! Connie told us that they are working on a Honeymoon Suite to be announced later. Elsah, Illinois is a quaint community that is a must see!
5 en octubre 28, 2013
The owners of the Green Tree Inn treat you like family. We loved our stay there, especially the breakfasts and homemade cookies.
5 en octubre 18, 2013
This was our first stay at Green Tree. It won't be our last. Connie and Gary were fabulous and made us feel like we were at home. The Inn was spotless, the food and hospitality were both amazing! Would recommend five stars!
5 en octubre 06, 2013
The rooms are warm, inviting, and immaculate. The setting is very peaceful. And the gluten free bluberry muffins were very good and very much appreciated.
5 en septiembre 23, 2013
This is a very lovely place, the whole town is just gorgeous! The owners make this B&B the most comfortable, homey place I've ever been. Very gracious, they go above and beyond. Love them! I will definitley be staying there again, SOON!
5 en septiembre 06, 2013
I have only wonderful comments about our stay at the Green Tree Inn. We coordinated stays for several family members and bridesmaids over August 22 and 23. We qualified for free use of Farley's Music Hall for the rehearsal dinner Thursday evening. Everything about our stay was delightful. The rooms are charming and spotlessly clean. We enjoyed two delicious, leisurely breakfasts with our family. Connie and Gary were extremely accommodating especially at the beginning when I was back and forth with which rooms were needed and for which nights. I want to go back when I have more time to enjoy relaxing in the room and the amenities of the area. Elsah is a step into the quiet, slower-paced past. It is reflected in the atmosphere at the Green Tree Inn and Connie and Gary's caring attention to detail and helpfulness to make our stay memorable.
4,4 en agosto 28, 2013
The Inn was sparkling clean and peaceful. Breakfast was fabulous. Innkeepers very friendly.
5 en agosto 22, 2013
This was our 1st visit to a B&B and we were pleasantly surprised. Connie and Gary were great hosts and made us feel at home. The rooms are very charming and clean. The warm cookies were tasty as was the wonderful breakfast. We really enjoyed our stay at Green Tree Inn.
5 en agosto 21, 2013
Fabulous Bed and Breakfast! Took a weekend trip for an anniversary and birthday to Grafton and opted to stay at the Green tree. Connie and Gary are extremely hospitable, flexible, and make you feel like you're family. The room was quiet, comfortable, and private. Situated in the town of Elsah you're only a few minutes away from Grafton but secluded for enough for a quiet retreat at the end of the day away from the hustle and bustle. The amenities provided from meals (which are superb and 5-star!) to optional massage appointments, bikes for riding, and plenty of suggestions of local fun and eateries make the Green Tree the best option for a fantastic get away or retreat. I'd recommend this B&B to anyone, and we will definitely be back!
5 en julio 29, 2013
Green Tree Inn was our 1st experience of a Bed and Breakfast. Gary and Connie were such gracious hosts. We were greeted with homemade cookies and brownies. The rooms were spotless. The breakfast was fabulous. We enjoyed drinking our wine by the waterfall and fire pit. Their hospitality was superb.
5 en julio 10, 2013
This is a great place to stay if you like to bike or have an event at Principia College, as we did. As first timers staying at a bed and breakfast, the experience was wonderful. The people and conversation were welcoming. The architecture of the buildings and the history of the town was an interesting bonus. We'll go back.
5 en julio 08, 2013
Great little B&B in a small historic town. Connie & Gray make you feel welcome the moment you get there. They are wonderful!! The rooms are very clean and the home made breakfasts were sooo good. We will be returning!!!
5 en julio 06, 2013
We loved our room and the entire inn. Connie bent over backwards for us in spite of the fact she also had a wedding to prepare for. Food was great, Connie is the best!
5 en junio 24, 2013
Although our stay was short, we thoroughly enjoyed are visit at Green Tree Inn. Connie and Gary are gracious and welcoming, the accommodations clean and tastefully done, the breakfast...delicious. So glad we discovered Green Tree Inn!
5 en junio 14, 2013
The Green Tree Inn is a gem located in the heart of the quaint little historic village of Elsah in the Great River country. Elsah is beautiful little village set back in time that is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Here, you can cast your cares away and Connie and Gary, the innkeepers, will make you feel like royalty. The inn is beautifully appointed inside and out with lovely guest rooms and a gorgeous garden. The hospitality is top notch and the food is amazing! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful and special place to be married on June 11, 2013. The Green Tree Inn will "always" hold a special place in our hearts...and we can't wait to return!!!
5 en junio 07, 2013
My husband surprised me with a stay in this delightful bed and breakfast during a family get together at the end May 2013. Nestled in the charming village of Elsa just off the River Road. The Mississippi River at your doorstep and wineries close by make this Bed and Breakfast perfect for a girls weekend, couples retreat, or a romantic get away. Not to mention the GREAT food and hospitality of Connie and Gary. I will be recommending this Inn to family and friends and hopefully get a chance to return for another visit. A true find....
4,6 en junio 02, 2013
First time at a bed and breakfast, and it was the best experience.
5 en mayo 04, 2013
My wife and I have been to many B&B and we've liked most all of them, but this is one of the few we definitely want to go back to! It's a very welcoming place and breakfast was incredible!
5 en abril 25, 2013
Quaint Inn; beautifully appointed, immaculately clean room with comfortable bed; veranda with rocking chairs, cozy TV/game room; divine breakfasts with great conversations; yummy homemade afternoon treats; attentive, accommodating hosts; really enhanced our whole vacation. Doesn't get better than this!
5 en abril 24, 2013
What a lovely getaway! The Greet Tree experience was everything I wanted and more. Connie and Gary are a wonderful host and hostess and the room and grounds are lovely and very well kept. I will be returning to the Green Tree in the future.
5 en abril 22, 2013
Connie and Gary are wonderful innkeepers and their beautiful B&B was a treat. Connie's breakfasts were delicious, the rooms were clean and cozy, and the speck of a town they're in was quaint and lovely (not to mention that driving there included twenty minutes running alongside the Mississippi; the whole area was replete with beautiful views). We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Green Tree Inn and will happily book a room there again next time we're in the area.
4,6 en marzo 10, 2013
Spent two nights (Jan 4 & 5, 2013), staying in "The Aerie" on the second floor. Our room was immaculate and charmingly decorated. Separate entrances for each guest room afford more privacy and flexibility than many B&Bs. Connie and Gary were very warm and gracious hosts. Our first breakfast was amazing -- poached pears and sausage quiche. At our request, we were given a delicious to-go breakfast (fresh fruit and muffins) on the second morning because we had to be on the road very early. Each evening, there were home-made brownies or cookies in the living room. We enjoyed the living room's fireplace and available hot drinks as well. We highly recommend the Green Tree Inn and definitely plan to stay there again.
5 en marzo 07, 2013
Friendly and clean! Sold us on the benefits of staying at Bed and Breakfasts. Quality of room was excellent. Will definitely be staying at more B&Bs in the future.
5 en marzo 07, 2013
They make you feel right at home. Rooms were super clean. Hospitality is amazing. Breakfast and snacks are delicious.
5 en marzo 07, 2013
very pleased with our stay. Would recommend Green tree to others who enjoy bed and breakfasts.
5 en marzo 04, 2013
The inn and the innkeepers, Connie and Gary, were exceptional in all respects: great food, beautiful decor, outstanding customer relations/friendliness/hospitality. Connie and Gary could not have been nicer and more accommodating in all areas: food choices, flexible scheduling of breakfast and check-out, and so on. Common areas of the Inn really are beautiful and well appointed. My daughter and I loved our stay.
4,8 en febrero 24, 2013
Super nice couple went out of their way to help us even made a run to store for us and gave us a ride when we overestimated our bike trip mileage.
3,8 en febrero 24, 2013
Connie & Gary were exceptional hosts. Very friendly and above & beyond to do anything to make our stay wonderful. Great time & location was great for us to ride our bicycles. We definitely will return to the Green Tree Inn.
5 en febrero 18, 2013
My husband and I just enjoyed two nights at the Green Tree Inn in Elsah. Connie and Gary, the hosts, were welcoming and treated us like we'd been friends for years. Our room -#4-was cozy but comfortable and immaculate. Our room was quiet, private, and a great getaway for resting and reconnecting. Connie's breakfasts were filling, tasty and varied. The blueberry muffins werey favorite. We hope to return to the inn; such a great value so close to Saint Louis!
4,6 en febrero 16, 2013
Gary and Connie were the perfect hosts. They recently bought the Inn last June and are first time B&B operators. You would think they have been doing this for years as they were so professional, friendly and caring. You are made to feel welcome once you enter the Inn. They will give you many suggestions on sights to see and places to dine. Our stay was very comfortable, breakfast was yummy and the room very clean. Connie baked homemade chocolate chip cookies (full platter) for our late night snack and gave us access to the kitchen for a cold glass of milk. They also have a small room with antiques for sale. Gary's prices were very reasonable. We loved the conversation, Gary will give you tips on what to look for when buying antiques. We will definitely go back.
5 en febrero 10, 2013
Connie and Gary made our stay at the Green Tree so welcoming. We stayed as a surprise for my husband's birthday. Connie was so sweet to surprise him with cupcakes!! The accommodations were so cozy and plan to go back again to getaway. They took the time to tell us about the area and its history. Breakfast was great, the food and company was even better. Connie and Gay sat and chatted like old friends. Thanks for making our stay so pleasurable.
4,4 en febrero 01, 2013
Our family was at the Green Tree Inn for my daughters Capstone at Principia College. Connie made sure we had everything and anything that people needed. We not only had breakfast in the morning, but Connie fixed dinner for 10 of us one evening and the Dinner was very good. Nobody went away hungry and it took a great deal of stress off of all of our visitors. Thanks for everything Connie and we will see you at graduation.
4,8 en diciembre 11, 2012
Loved, loved, loved our stay at the Green Tree Inn. Connie and Gary were fabulous hosts, the food was to-die-for and we loved having access to a full service kitchen during our stay. What a beautiful little quaint town also. Connnie was able to fill us in on what was going on in the area and helped with shopping and dining destinations. We had a blast and would definitely recommend the Green Tree Inn.
5 en diciembre 03, 2012
Connie and Gary are gracious hosts and the Inn is beautiful at Christmas. The first of the season the town has a Holiday Tour and this is the best place to stay. My husband's family used to have property here so it was a sweet step back in time for him. The Inn is beautiful and Connie is an amazing cook. We met the most awesome people at breakfast. It's like visiting a small English village on the Mississippi River.
4,2 en diciembre 02, 2012
My husband and I enjoyed our weekend stay at the Green Tree Inn. The hospitality of Connie and Gary made us feel at home. The breakfasts and night time snacks were wonderful. Our room and the common areas were charming. I would highly recommend it.
4,6 en diciembre 02, 2012
We enjoyed our stay immensely at the Green Tree Inn. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. The breakfast was fabulous. The owners, Connie and Gary went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Enjoying a time together with others and making new friends was a plus. The tour of the historic homes, the lunch by "My Just Desserts" as well as the concert at the college made for a most delightful and enjoyable day. We would defiantly enjoy staying there again.
5 en noviembre 18, 2012
My husband surprised me with a visit to this wonderful B&B for our 33rd wedding anniversary. Everything about the Green Tree Inn was beyond amazing! Connie and Gary are absolutely the most delightful host and Connie makes a breakfast like no other! We had never stayed at a B&B before and we are now big fans! Gary and Connie, thank you helping us make such wonderful memories of this special day!
5 en noviembre 03, 2012
The owners Gary and Connie were great. This was our first time to a B&B and they really made us feel at home. The breakfast was very good. My wife has a food allergy to eggs and Connie went out of her way to make sure she had something for breakfast. I highly recommend the Green Tree Inn.
5 en octubre 28, 2012
We wanted to find a nice quiet B&B somewhere along the Great River Road near Grafton, Illinois - and chose the Green Tree Inn from the website photos. The descriptions couldn't even come close to what we actually found when we arrived. After entering Elsa through a very underplayed turnoff, we entered what turned out to be a "town that time forgot". It was like leaving the busyness and stress of the world behind and entering a peaceful (literally), secret world. And there we found the Green Tree Inn, with its beautiful, clean rooms. Connie and Gary immediately made us feel at home, showing us everything that the inn has to offer us during our stay. We enjoyed a quiet walk around the village, and sat for awhile on the screened-in second-story porch, listening to the sounds of nature, and had the pleasure of watching a doe and buck walk across the lawn behind the inn. That evening we sat in front of the fire place and looked at a history of the local college. And in the morning - Connie's breakfast was to die for! What a pleasant retreat for a quiet get-away. We will be back...........
4,6 en octubre 08, 2012
This was a positive experience in every way -- good breakfast, great hostess, very relaxing stay. Would recommend this B&B for a nice getaway stay.
5 en octubre 08, 2012
We had wedding and my entire family stayed at inn -- Connie and her husband accommodated all our needs, irregular hours and extra guest with a friendly attitude. Historic building wonderful to share.
4,6 en octubre 07, 2012
What a delight to stay in the Green Tree Inn in Elsah, IL. The ambience is so refreshing from the city life, Connie the innkeeper so hospitable and our room and the whole inn so tastefully decorated and sparkling clean. A must for anyone who loves good food, homey accommodations and history!
5 en octubre 05, 2012
We were able to relax, listen to the native birds, watch the eagles soar, walk the historic streets of Elsah, while staying at the Green Tree Inn.Great bed and breakfast. Stay where the service is superb!
5 en octubre 04, 2012
We were here years ago and were delighted to return & see how beautifully it has been redecorated. Our room was so serene and spa-like. The location is charming. Great hospitality & breakfasts. Loved it!
4,8 en octubre 04, 2012
We had a weekend card group gathering and the owners could not have been more accommodating! The inn is great, the food was good, coffee, tea, and water was always available and the owners were friendly.
4,2 en octubre 03, 2012
We chose the Green Tree Inn because of its proximity to Principia College, but will return for the homey atmosphere, friendly owners, excellent food and comfortable rooms. A gem!
4,8 en octubre 03, 2012
Everyone was so nice -- breakfast was delicious -- details covered -- water, snacks, directions, all delightful.
5 en octubre 01, 2012
My wife and I enjoy bike riding and had heard that the Great River Road is a fun and scenic ride. We had wanted to see Pere Marquette State Park and take the Brussels Ferry. Studying a map of the area we decided that Elsah, IL was a perfect base for our weekend of bike riding. We made reservations at the Green Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast for the last weekend of September (29 & 30). Our bike riding experience was everything we had hoped for and more. However, what really made the weekend special was our stay at Green Tree. Not only was the Inn clean (you could eat off the floor), the Inn owners; Connie and Gary took good care of us. They made themselves available to answer questions about the surrounding area, its history, places to visit etc. They offered bottled water for our daily bike ride and pointed out area landmarks. We woke up after a great night’s sleep to an outstanding breakfast that included fresh fruit, homemade bread and blueberry/ oatmeal muffins and vegetable sausage Kish. We came home Sunday refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated. I woke up this morning wishing for another great breakfast made by Connie at the Green Tree.
5 en septiembre 26, 2012
We were traveling through from Seattle and had a restful, rejuvenating stay with Connie and Gary at the Green Tree Inn. They are passionate about hospitality and it shows in their attention to detail and the extra love that goes into the morning breakfast. And the Village of Elsah is a place all it’s own. Nestled in a forested valley amongst the towering bluffs that line the Mississippi river, the village is rich with history, enchantment, folklore, and beautiful hiking trails up to pristine lookouts with views of the river and towns below. Not to mention the stories etched into the 150 year old buildings! Hidden mysteries of the underground railroad, tunnels and trapdoors leading to safe havens for escaped slaves, and tails of Abraham Lincoln himself visiting the town and staying overnight in a hotel on LaSalle street. Whether you’re in need of a relaxing getaway, interested in natural beauty, love history, or just want to tap into a place that looks and feels like no other, head up the river road to Elsah- The Green Tree Inn is your destination!
5 en septiembre 24, 2012
My wife and I needed a quiet little getaway from the kids and job and the Green Tree Inn met our expectations and then some. Rooms were clean and Connie and Gary were very accomodating. Connie made a breakfast casserole that I could just not stop eating. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area. It was just the weekend we needed.
5 en septiembre 24, 2012
A charming and quiet retreat in a sweet little town on the Mississippi. Our room was cozy and delightful, breakfast delicious.
5 en septiembre 24, 2012
The Green Tree Inn is a great place to stay. The hosts are so friendly and they've created a top-notch establishment.
5 en septiembre 19, 2012
Nice clean place, and if you're looking for "quaint" you can't do any better than Elsah, Illinois. It's a great walking tour, plus not far from larger cities with fun stuff to do, and right on the river! Lots of things to do on the property as well... i.e. read, look at antiques, hang out in the garden, etc. The owners Connie & Gary are very friendly folks who make you feel right at home. Cooking is awesome! Plus, if you're worried about "fitting in," we're a gay interracial couple and felt very welcome! Also what's nice is all the rooms have a private entrance and private bath, so you can keep to yourself or interact with others as you wish. We hope to go back soon.
5 en septiembre 11, 2012
Totally enjoyed our stay. The new owners were great, beautiful room and a wonderful breakfast.
5 en septiembre 09, 2012
If you want personal service and a great place to stay, then stay here.
5 en septiembre 07, 2012
We have found Gary & Connie to be much more than proprietors, they are lights in an ever darkening world. A place to come and find your soul as well as your body. They are the real deal.
5 en septiembre 06, 2012
I couldn't have been happier with the Green Tree Inn. Wonderful accommodations, friendly owners, tasty breakfast. All in beautiful Elsah, IL
5 en septiembre 03, 2012
We found out about the Green Tree Inn while looking for a place to stay on Labor day weekend near Alton or Grafton, IL while only a few minutes from Grafton we read a couple reviews and met the owners Connie and Gary. This is a fairly new role for the two of them, however you would not know it from the way they run this little treasure. The warmth and service they personify at every corner made this an extremely pleasant carefree experience. If you are looking for a few days away and sick of staying at commercialized hotel rooms we would highly recommend give Connie and Gary's place a try. You won't be sorry. We'll see you again at our next visit to the great river road. All the best, Josh and Tina
5 en septiembre 03, 2012
First time at a B&B. Could not have asked for more, wonderful setting. Owners were very accommodating and easy to talk to. A jewel of a place.
4,8 en agosto 27, 2012
When I hear "historic" in the description of an inn or hotel, that usually means noisy and small to me. The Green Tree Inn, was everything but small and noisy! My room was beautifully decorated in black and white toile prints, and my bed had lots of big, comfortable pillows making reading in bed very comfortable. There were two wingback chairs, a desk and plenty of room for two. Connie's delicious breakfasts included some of the areas local fruit. Elsah, IL is a beautiful and unique village on the banks of the Mississippi river, and showcases the areas natural beauty. If you enjoy nature and history, please make a point of visiting this area and staying at The Green Tree Inn....you will not be disappointed!
5 en agosto 25, 2012
What a lovely place to come back to after a day's work. Made a business trip feel like a vacation. I highly recommend the Green Tree.
5 en julio 09, 2012
Such lovely rooms. Our hosts were warm and welcoming. What a very nice visit!
5 en marzo 16, 2012
Very clean, cute room with a great morning breakfast. Very quiet area as well.
4,4 en febrero 01, 2012
I enjoyed my stay at the Green Tree Inn. Brenda (the owner) made amazing breakfast and the rooms are really clean and nice.
5 en diciembre 05, 2011
Beautiful inn, lovely rooms, delicious breakfasts, warm and caring Innkeeper. A stay at Green Tree Inn in historic Elsah is a step back in time. Comfortable, beautifully decorated rooms and delicious breakfasts await guests, hosted by kind, helpful owner Brenda Coffman. Guests leave Green Tree and Elsah revived and looking forward to future visits. We highly recommend this inn, village, and Innkeeper.
4,2 en octubre 24, 2011
Lovely surroundings, a beautiful room, charming hostess, fabulous breakfast -- couldn't have been better!
4,0 en octubre 24, 2011
Green Tree Inn was a wonderful getaway! Lovely decor & delicious food!
5 en agosto 09, 2011
Our second time in the very charming village of Elsah and our first time staying with Brenda at the Green Tree Inn. The two experiences go together and were both so satisfying. Brenda is very knowledgeable about the area and offered good suggestions for dinner and sightseeing. Her accommodations were very clean and the breakfast was delicious.
5 en julio 26, 2011
Owner Brenda makes this inn a special experience for her guests. The inn is lovely in all expectations, beautiful comfortable rooms, beautiful location along Mississippi River in quaint village and friendly people. An absolute must stay.
5 en julio 22, 2011
Brenda, the innkeeper, was very friendly and exceedingly accommodating. We came to Elsah, IL to view the local college -- Principia. Brenda, a graduate of Principia, volunteered to give us a guided tour of the college. That tour was the highlight of our stay in Elsah. The inn was very charming and comfortable as well.
5 en febrero 06, 2011
Attended a retreat located at the Green Tree Inn. Relaxing atmosphere, beautiful and comfortable accomodations. Excellent breakfast, and outstanding hospitality. This was my fourth visit to the Green Tree. It does not disappoint.
4,0 en enero 17, 2011
Visiting the quaint town of Elsah is made all the more special by visiting with Brenda. The accomodations are lovely, the breakfast is a real treat and Brenda's knowledge of the area is fascinating. Greentree Inn offers a real opportunity for a comfortable and peaceful getaway.
5 en enero 03, 2011
Being innkeepers ourselves, we usually choose B&Bs when we travel. This trip included attending a gorgeous wedding at Pere Marquette Lodge, which is just minutes from Elsah. It's fun to get to know other innkeepers, and is nice to be on the "receiving side" of innkeeping too! We both slept well in a very comfortable bed. It's been a while since I've slept like that away from home. We were treated to warm hospitality and a delicious breakfast the next morning, and enjoyed "talking shop" with Brenda as we visited during breakfast. The Green Tree Inn is super clean and comfortable, and is in a great location. I want to return in the spring and summer to see the flower garden. If you are looking for the perfect place for quiet and beauty, Green Tree Inn is where you want to be. Thank you Brenda, for making our stay perfect! Judy & Norm Reagan